Skip to main content
  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 32 in. x W 32 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 32 in. x W 32 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 32 in. x W 32 in.
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

James Riddel
The Young Art Critics - Scottish Edwardian art portrait landscape oil painting

1909

$17,400.88

About

This lovely Edwardian exhibited portrait landscape oil painting is by noted Scottish artist James Riddel. It was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1909 and again in Glasgow Institute in 1913, entitled The Critics. Painted circa 1909, the painting has the muted tones but varied palette of the Scottish School. The focus of the composition is a young boy and girl stood in the foreground, outdoors, examining a painting in progress on an easel. They look as if they are giving it very careful consideration. The artist's bag, brushes and tubes of paint lie on the grass beneath the easel but he is not in view. The painting is of the countryside and path leading to a collection of dwellings beyond, all bathed in sunshine. The earnestness of the young art critics can be seen in their body language and is very sweet. A really lovely exhibited Scottish Impressionist Edwardian oil painting and an excellent example of Riddel's work. Signed lower right. Provenance. Exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy 1909 no. 294, entitled The Critics. Exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 1913 no. 420 entitled The Critics. Aitken Dott & Son (The Scottish Gallery), Castle Street, Edinburgh. Paisley Art Institute Exhibition, inscribed with title, artist's name, address and cat no. 2. Condition. Oil on canvas, 24 inches by 24 inches and in good condition. Frame. Housed in a beautiful gilt frame, 32 inches by 32 inches and in good condition. James Riddel (1857 - 1928) (aka James Alick Riddel) was born in Glasgow and trained at the Glasgow School of Art. He became Head of the Art Department at Heriot Watt College (now University) in Edinburgh. He worked in Scotland, Holland, Belgium and Canada. His seaside and coastal scenes were popular and he exhibited widely including at Royal Academy (London); Royal Scottish Academy; Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours and at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. Riddel was Treasurer of the RSW for many years. He painted a series of impressive genre scenes in the latter part of his career which were enthusiastically received by collectors. He died at Balerno, near Edinburgh in 1928.

Details

  • Creator
    James Riddel (1857 - 1928)
  • Creation Year
    1909
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in (81.28 cm)Width: 32 in (81.28 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU853110427222

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
About the Seller
5.0
Located in London, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
1stDibs seller since 2018
348 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This SellerView All
You May Also Like
  • The Gorch Fock II Tall Ship of the German Navy
    By Louis Letouche
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    The Gorch Fock II by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 14 x 22.5 inches Superb oil painting by the well list...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Imerethie II, signed oil painting
    By Louis Letouche
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Imerethie II, 1924 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 13.5 x 22.5 inches Superb oil painting by the well l...
    Category

    1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • The Santa Maria - Christopher Columbus's ship, signed oil painting
    By Louis Letouche
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    The Santa Maria, 1490 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 16 x 19 inches Superb oil painting by the well li...
    Category

    1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Sagres Ship Portrait signed oil painting
    By Louis Letouche
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Sagres, 1937 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 16 x 19 inches Superb oil painting by the well listed Fren...
    Category

    1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Danube, signed oil painting
    By Louis Letouche
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Danube, 1855-1878 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 14 x 19 inches Superb oil painting by the well listed...
    Category

    1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Cromdale Shipwreck, signed oil painting
    By Louis Letouche
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Cromdale in 1913 by Louis Letouche (French 1924-2015) oil painting on linen canvas, stretched over board framed Framed size: 14 x 19.25 inches Superb oil painting by the well list...
    Category

    1990s Realist Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery